What a weekend! I'm still recuperating from my stint as MC of the 23rd Annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island this Saturday. It's exhausting work, keeping a spiel going for nearly three hours as hundreds of thousands watch. But after sixteen years of running my mouth non-stop (with an able assist the last few years by the one-and-only Kay Sera, Brooklyn's Beloved Karaoke Lady) I'm just glad when it doesn't rain.
The parade this year was a good one and I'm sorry if you missed it - but all hope is not lost. I'll be incorporating a sizable chunk of the first half of the parade in the new Communication Breakdown (CB), available at podcast.wfmu.org at some point today.
Other segments of CB #7 include:
- On location at the WFMU Yard Sale with "Black Tights" Man.
- The Like Lady: Overhead on the NY - Hoboken bus, using the word "like" every few seconds.
The next CB is set to drop Monday, July 11th and will feature the second half of this year's Mermaid Parade, including the coronation of rock legend David Johansen as King Neptune and the beautiful Karmen Guy as our Queen Mermaid.
This coming weekend is another busy one for me: I'm filling in for Laura Cantrell on the Radio Thrift Shop Saturday and for Glen Jones in Jonesville Station on July 4th, taking YOUR calls about independence.
Thanks to Max for the great shot of me with David Jo!